Riverina Leader sport news

SPORT FAN: Sasha Curry, 8, shows her skills at the Wagga Little Athletics Carnival at the weekend. Picture: Emma Hillier
SPORT FAN: Sasha Curry, 8, shows her skills at the Wagga Little Athletics Carnival at the weekend. Picture: Emma Hillier


THEY have done it again, Wednesday rain so last week’s ride just consisted of two mugs of coffee and a lot more talking. The morning was very wet and it had rained pretty much most of the night, however by about 2.30pm the day turned out quite dry and cool. Let’s see how we go this week.

There was a good roll up for the weekly Meet and Greet at Billy’s and the Toy Run Committee had an exceptional morning at the Marketplace, raising close to $1300 from a very generous bunch of shoppers. Two policemen walking by even dug deep. The Marketplace had Santa turn up to entertain the kids but he just waved as he entered the complex. Must have left his wallet back home!

Sunday saw a great day for the ride scheduled for a trip to Bright but for domestic reasons I was unable to join in. This is Gerhard’s report: the weather won again and nine riders braved the sunshine, light breeze and mild temperature riding via Holbrook to Lake Hume Village for coffee. We then continued through the eastern Kiewa Valley to Tawonga and an enjoyable 31km winding over the mountains to Bright. (250km)  All of us had a tasty lunch at a hotel in Bright and some even qualified for the senior’s specials. After fuelling our bodes we fuelled the bikes and returned towards home via Ovens, Yackandandah, the Wodonga-Albury bypass then Olympic Highway to Wagga and as we neared the city, we went our separate ways home. (230km).

The next event on the agenda is the trip to Tumut for the Christmas Party at the Royal Hotel this coming Saturday (24th) and the next Saturday sees the Combined Riders Toy Run take place. The Toy Run leaves Jubilee Oval car park at 9am and arrives at the Civic Centre, in Tarcutta Street, at about 12.15pm.  If riders turn up at Jubilee from about 8am the Scouts will have a bacon and egg roll ready for your breakfast to be washed down with a mug of tea or coffee. We had a very pleasant surprise during the week with the Teys-Cargill social club donating $2000 to the cause, a wonderful gesture. That makes Teys join the ranks of Ron Crouch Transport and The GEO Group as one of our  major sponsors.

Our next Branch Monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, December 18 and starting time will be at 6.30pm for a sausage sizzle before the actual meeting gets under way at 7.30pm. For you newcomers the club address is The Radio Club Rooms at 7 Small Street. The festive season will be well under way and there will not be much scheduled activity until the first Sunday in February.  But of course the big thing is our Rally in Mornington, Victoria starting February 25.  We will keep you posted as news arises.

Any person wishing to gain further information about the Ulysses Club Inc only has to call 1300 134 123 and talk to the friendly staff at Natcom. You may also send an email to administration@ulysses.org.au and the website is www.ulyssesclub.orgRide safe and enjoy the tarmac but stay on top.

Rules Men’s Bowls

ANDREW Carey and Darren Kelly are the major and minor 2018 Pairs Champions after defeating Peter Dewhirst and Nathan Willis in the final. Picking up five shots on the 6th end and again on the final end was the difference between the sides and saw Carey and Kelly claim the title, 22/12 in a high standard match. In the semi finals : Andrew Carey, Darren Kelly def Mark Pearce, Rod Cramp 17/14; Peter Dewhirst, Nathan Willis def David Streher(sub) for John Hetherington, Alan Jacobson 17/13. The monthly Settlers Group 2 bowl blind draw Triples saw Paul Cooper, Jim Sloan, Bernie Leitch win first prizemoney of $210 with three wins plus 25 shots. Second prizemoney of $120 went to John Stout, Ralph Todd, Ron Meyers with three wins plus 20 shots and 3rd’s $90 was won by Peter Roberts, John Ashcroft, Tony Darcy  with 2 wins plus 11 shots.Best game prizemoney of $60 went to: game one Barry Belt, Wayne Smithers, Peter Wild plus 11 shots; game two: Brian Lawrence, Alan Jacobson, Kevin Wales plus nine shots; game three: Andrew Carey, Joe Knox, Ollie Henderson plus eight.

Wednesday Blind Draw Triples cancelled due to weather. Friday Nominated Pairs was sponsored by Bunnings, Job Centre and Geoff Chambeyron Homes. The winners with 25 points were Paul Fitzgerald, Bernie Benson; runners up John Stout, John Hetherington, 23; 3rd place Keith Wellham. Dennis Rawlings, 21. Sunday Mixed blind draw winners: Bob Connors, Alice Bower, Joy Robbins 20 points; runners up Barbara Cotterill, Anne Purcell, 17.


  • Wednesday blind draw triples, names in by noon  for 1pm start.
  • Friday Nominated Pairs, names in by noon for 1pm start.
  • Saturday Blind draw, names in by noon for 1pm start.
  • Sunday Mixed Blind Draw, names in by 5pm for 5.30pm start.  


TENNIS resumes today in the Wednesday Junior Doubles Tennis Competition at the Bolton Park Tennis Complex at the normal time. The final and presentation day will take place on December 5. In the event of wet weather the presentation will take place at the normal start time of 4pm.

The competition is open to all players that are able to serve. To enter turn up at the courts before the start time of 4pm finish at 6pm sharp. Sportsmans Warehouse Giftcards awarded at the end of the competition for those players playing five matches as well as a Best and Fairest award.

Leading the competition is Alastair Wright on 58 points then Pat Wright on 40 points followed by Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 35½ points with Makenna Irlam and Lucy Goodyer tied on 34½ points making up the top five positions.

This week’s McDonalds Sports Award went to Alastair Wright and Michael Paolucci-Ellis.

The Final and Presentation day for the Saturday Junior Singles competition at the Forest Hill tennis courts will be held on the December 1. In the event of wet weather the Presentation will held at the normal start time of 3pm.

The Saturday Singles competition is for players wanting more serious tournament play, with proper tie-breaker sets being played. There is prizemoney for the top 20 players in the competition for all players having played five matches, as well as a best and fairest award at the end of the competition. To take part, just turn up at the start time of 3pm until 5pm.    

Leading the Singles competition is Oliver Plum on 33½ points followed by Robert Grantham on 25½ points then Caden Maxwell on 25 points with Tory Grantham on 12 points and Alastair Wright on 6 points making up the top 5 positions.

This week’s winner of the McDonalds Sports Award was Caden Maxwell.

Enquires about the junior competitions or tennis lessons please contact Roman Adamcewicz on 6922 4963 or 0439 584 125.

Forest Hill Tennis Club will be holding its AGM meeting at 7pm on Monday, December 10, all welcome. Also at Forest Hill there is social tennis every Monday and Thursday night from 7pm for all standards contact Col 0447 464 234 or Trevor 0407 513 974.

San Isidore Tennis Club has tennis coaching every Monday from 4.30pm and social tennis every Friday commencing at 6.30pm. All standards are welcome contact Ruth on 0409 743677.


NOVEMBER 13: Drawn Triples Final: G. Hull, B. Cotterill C. Darcy def B. Robinson, E Larkin & K. Reid. SOCIAL: V. Burkinshaw, P. MacDonald & M. Henderson def I. Crouch, N. Gay & J. Chappelow. G. Rose, A. Bower & M. Thornton def J. Forest, A. Leonard & T. Irilli. J. Brown, G. Smith & J. Mitchell def R. Woodbury, V. Quigley & S. Lucas.

DAY WINNERS: G. Rose, A. Bower & M. Thornton, runner-up G. Hull, B. Cotterill C. Darcy

NOVEMBER 15: Social: P. McIntyre, A. Bower & B. Cotterill def J. Stair, M. Williams & K. Reid. B. Robinson, G. Smith & K. McMillan def G. Hull, M. Telford & P. MacDonald. V. Quigley, E. Larkin & L. Maher def G. Rose, A. Leonard & M. Thornton

DAY WINNER: P. McIntyre, A. Bower & B. Cotterill.


MICK Hazell’s solid final round 73 wasn’t enough to overtake third round leader, Kyle Harrison, who put together scores of 73 and 75 over the weekend, for a four-round total of 309, to claim this year’s Mens’ Club Championships, while Mick had to settle for second spot, with a total of 319.  

In B Grade, Tim Crowley claimed scratch honours, from Mark McIntyre, while Eddie Wall took home the C Grade trophy, from runner-up, Peter Smith.

In the handicap events, Ray Bell got the better of Bob McKenzie to collect the A Grade nett prize; Eden Stubbings did likewise in B Grade, from runner-up Trevor Garside, while Brodie Moore took care of C Grade, with Alan French securing second place. Ray Bell had a double celebration on Sunday, when he added the Gold Medal to his A Grade nett prize, with a final round of 69 nett. Well done also to Seniors Scratch Winner, Max Horsnell, and Junior Scratch Winner, Josh Conlan.

The ladies hosted their Closing Day last Tuesday, welcoming visitors from Henty, The Rock, Culcairn, Wagga Country Club, Ganmain and Coolamon to the club to compete in their popular Canadian Foursomes event. Kim Robinson and Gemma Bromham (WWCC) claimed Div 1 scratch honours, from local girls, Gloria Vonarx and Simone Pilotto, while Peta Carter and Narelle Jones (WWCC) won the handicap event, from Pam Kellam and Doreen Hazell (WCGC). In Div 2 scratch, our own Pat Grieve and Billie Johnston had a win, from Trish Gray and Jan Leonard, while the City Club girls also dominated the handicap event with Ros Tilden and Lorraine McGowan enjoying a win, from Di Jenkins and Colleen Mavroudis. NTP’s to Cheryl Jeffree, Anne Turner and Lilian Sutherland.

The girls returned on Friday for the first round of their nine-hole Summer Cup Competition. In Div 1, Pam Seymour scored 22 stableford pts to win on a countback from Lyn Donohoe, with Billie Johnson third with 21 pts.  Di Jenkins scored 20 pts to take care of Div 2, from Lorraine McGowan 18pts, and Fay Baker 17 pts on a countback, while the open NTP was claimed by Billie Johnston.

In Vets news, Bob Alexander scored 34 nett to win last Monday’s nine-hole stroke event, from John Mitchell and Don Kirwan, each with a score of 35 nett. Vouchers to 37 nett on a countback. Thursday saw Col Moore score 35 nett for a win, from Terry Baker and Warren Lynch, 36 nett. Vouchers to 37 nett.